Daniel Tures, Adult Librarian, Edendale Branch Library

photo of Daniel Tures


a desk calender flipped open

A Smorgasbord of Septembers

September 01, 2023

There are many serious national holidays and days of remembrance in September this year, including Labor Day, Rosh Hashanah, Yom Kippur, 9/11, Armenian Independence Day, and Mexican Independence Day.

Takiyasha the Witch and the Skeleton Spectre, Utagawa Kuniyoshi, 1800s, woodblock print on paper

Supernatural Summer: Hungry Ghosts of China and Japan

July 24, 2023

In the hottest part of the summer in Japan, there is an old tradition of gathering a group of people into a large hall to share ghost stories. A hundred candles or lanterns light the hall, and a flame is blown out after each ghost story is finished.

Ghost on the Beach. Watercolor and gouache on watercolor paper, 2021

Supernatural Summer: Classic English and American Ghost Stories

July 03, 2023

Lazy beach days… rainbow sno-cones… flip-flops and sunglasses… wandering phantasms from beyond the grave… it's all part of your favorite season of fun in the sun!

William Merritt Chase, Idle Hours, 1894

The Invention of Summer Reading and the Birth of the Beach Read

June 05, 2023

Welcome to Summer Reading at the Los Angeles Public Library! This year our theme is My L.A., and we hope you will join us in reading all about our fair city!

Illustration of symbols, icons for month of March

A Miscellany of Marches

March 15, 2023

Did you know? The month of March is:

ceramic ghost on a book shelf

In the Bleak Mid-Winter: Must-Read Ghost Stories for Christmas

December 14, 2022

'Tis the season for ghost stories! And hark, Robert Anderson from the Literature & Fiction Department and I are here to herald some of our favorite ones for your reading pleasure.

The Varrio Vamps and the Chulita Vinyl Club

Varrio Vamps Car Club and the Chulita Vinyl Club

October 19, 2022

The Varrio Vamps and the Chulita Vinyl Club are two very cool female-centric crews who prove that cars and records are not just for guys. Whatever your interests or activities, it can be rewarding to join a club of like-minded people who share the work and the play—or start your own.

skeleton in a pink wig singing into a microphone

Haunted Library Tunes

October 14, 2022

Are monster parties real? As the 90s comedy revue Mr.

El Paso skyline and mountains

Eminent El Pasoans

August 15, 2022

I grew up in El Paso in the 1970s and 80s, a city that wraps around the Franklin Mountains out on the tip of west Texas, adjoining Ciudad Juárez across the Rio Grande in Chihuahua and a short drive from New Mexico to the north.